Business Phone Microsoft Lumia 650 US Release Expected From Cricket Wireless

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This week, Microsoft unveiled the new Lumia 650 Windows 10 smartphone with an emphasis on business users.

The device is currently available in some European markets for $199 USD, but Microsoft hasn't revealed when it will become available in the U.S. There is now speculation that it will happen in April.

According to reports, AT&T subsidiary Cricket Wireless will sell the device in the U.S. as it did the Lumia 640 prior to other carriers. This tidbit was reportedly leaked via a PDF linked to on the Windows Blog.

While unconfirmed, WindowsCentral and others are pegging the Cricket release of the device for April.

Some have criticized the device for lacking features like the Continuum Display Dock and biometric authentication. It's likely that keeping the device as affordable as possible for businesses is the primary reason.

Image via Microsoft (YouTube)

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